Community Road Safety Partnerships (CRSP) is a "grassroots" road safety program coordinated by the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER). Kentish Council has been participating in the program since 2004, with the Latrobe Council forming a joint committee through the resource sharing agreement in 2011.
The committee has representatives from; emergency services, council, road safety, school bus drivers, and the community who discuss road safety matters in the region and undertake localised campaigns. Over the years the committee has developed and delivered a number of these campaigns aimed at encouraging safe driving behaviours. They can be viewed by clicking on the links below.
One of the major achievements of the committee was the construction of a road safety bike park in June 2012. Located at the new Kentish Health Centre, the park simulates real life road conditions for children, encouraging them to learn and abide by the road rules. It is expected that once these children grow up, they will have a good basis of knowledge of the road rules.
Click on the link for the location of the Kentish road safety bike park.
Currently the CRSP committee has developed a multistage campaign to target driver inattentiveness, conditions and lack of experience. To be rolled out in 2013, the campaign will use a mix of traditional media and social media ensuring the road safety message can reach as many drivers in the community as possible.
If you are interested in learning more about the CRSP program or would like to join the committee, contact Chris Clark at Kentish Council.